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The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, CAST 2014 “The Art and Science of Testing”, to be held in New York, NY, August 11-13. To some, software testing is an outgrowth of engineering, mathematics and physics, while to others, testing is an exploration of psychology, philosophy or sociology. At CAST 2014, conference speakers will share their stories and experiences surrounding software testing, whether bound by rules and laws of science and experimentation, or expressed through creativity, imagination, and artistry.

Join us this summer for our ninth annual conference in downtown New York City at the beautiful Kimmel Center located next to Washington Square Park August 11-13, as we explore the art and science of testing.

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Wednesday, August 13 • 3:30pm - 4:35pm
Bridging the Gap - From Developer to Tester

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There is often a divide between those who write the code and those who verify the solutions. These organizational silos act as barriers to efficient communication and collaboration. Jonathan is new to being called a tester, but has been actively following the lively blogging and tweeting discourse of the testing community for some time. This year, he decided to leave his role as a senior software architect to join his company’s software testing team. It confused many people, especially the developers. He believes that any developer would benefit from greater understanding of the current testing culture and techniques. He shares his story on what caused him to bridge the gap, in hopes that it helps testers build bridges to strengthen relations with developers. He shares his insight on how to entice developers to listen more actively to testers' results, which testing skills inspired him to want to learn testing, and what aspects of the tester culture might lead to new recruits.

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Jonathan R Clarkin

Test Automation Tools Researcher, Mxi Technologies
Jonathan Clarkin is a passionate new member of the tester community. With over a decade of experience producing software under various titles (developer, lead, designer, architect) he is excited to be an active member of the context-driven school of software testing. He is a strong... Read More →

Wednesday August 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:35pm EDT
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